It isn't something that's suddenlly appeared, but novels based on comic-book characters still can be viewed as a curiousity and almost alien concept. This holds true for original stories and perhaps even more so for stories transcribed straight from a comic book. With a new run of novels being offered by both DC and Marvel, I thought we could use a thread to discuss the merits of trying to bring the colorful characters from both those companies and others out from their paneled cage within a page and down to the limits of black and white letters. Is it worth the effort or is it all just a big waste of paper that could be used to print out actual comic books? And on the flip-side of the subject, should regular literary characters and their authors cross over to the comic-rack side or should they stay right where they are?